I'm a bit behind with blogging about the Make Monotypes class, which I wrote before.
Below one of the prints I made last week: 'wooden shoes', a combination of Monotype and Photoshop.
experimenting a lot and most of the results are not for the viewers eye.
A whole pile of experiments and lots of learning.
In week 2 we had to look for found object, things from nature, threads, feathers, etc. I like these objects much when they are inkted. I think I like them more than the prints I make ;-)
Second assignment was to make our own stencils and play with them. I liked the thread with it's curls and was inspired to make the print below: the parade. I make other things from what I normal make and I love the textures of this technique.
At the end of the week we made some two color prints with your own stencils. I have the feeling I can work on these more, they are only a beginning of something. I'm not that happy with the colors, mixing them is yet another thing...
The next week was about making your own stamps, first with found stamps. Now I almost can't throw anything away anymore. You can use so many things to make textures. My home is a mess and I need to find space where I can put all these props.
Again I made many prints. I played with abstract figures, a mixture of yoga and acrobatics. I liked the
experiment wit negative and positive space. The most easy was to use one color.
There's a learning point to balance my shapes, while using more colors, in a way they will work well together and interact, without distracting each other.
These prints are sa bit simple. I have the feeling I could do more with it, but at the moment this is where I am. I love the lines you'll get after lifting your stencil of cardboard and make a print of what's left on your plate: the detail print.
And ofcourse I couldn't resist to make a face. The collar of the lady I made with an orange juice press. .(don't know if this is the right english word, but it gives a nice effect)
And for those who are interested: here is an example of the wooden shoes print you see at top of this post. Before and after I edit it in Photoshop. Before it's nothing, but after playing and experimenting on the computer, I make a whole new image. But I hadn't been able to make this without the basic print. I feel a bit like a magician this way. I surprise myself ;-)
We are halfway the course now. I'm curious what I will make the coming weeks.
Will be continued...